Echoes of William Shatner’s Star Trek ‘Space: the final frontier…’ opening sequence still resound some 40 years later. Yes, humans have walked on the moon, launched satellites and sent rovers and telescopes to far-flung parts of our own solar system. We may even be on the cusp of space tourism. But for most of us, occurrences beyond the earth’s atmosphere remain the stuff of science-fiction and the imagination. Here are some books to unravel the mysteries of the universe.
The new book from astronaut Tim Peake, the number one bestselling author of Hello, is this planet Earth? Ask an Astronaut is Tim’s personal guide to life in space, based on his historic Principia mission, and the thousands of questions he has been asked since his return to Earth.
Want to be an astronaut or a rocket scientist? - 50 brilliant stories of women who have blazed the way for space travel.
THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The first book by astronaut Tim Peake - a mesmerising collection of over 150 of Tim's stunning photographs that he took on board the International Space Station, many of which have not been seen before. Includes a personal commentary from Tim. Tim’s proceeds received from the book will be donated to The Prince’s Trust.
From the Nasa astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station – what it’s like out there and what it’s like now, back here. Enter Scott Kelly's fascinating world and dare to think of your own a little differently.
A spellbinding account of the first flight of the Space Shuttle, one of the great technological developments of the late 20th century
With every word, sentence, paragraph perfectly poised, these books are made to be savoured.